What Are Good Places to Read Books?

I’ve always believed that choosing a book and a place to read it requires talent. The book and the place should be a perfect match. Someone said on the Internet it’s a kind of art.

I read in the bedroom because that’s where I’m most comfortable. But there have also been times when I’ve read books elsewhere — these were not planned, however:

  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer — at the cafeteria in college
  • The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins — at work, hee
  • Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume — at a mall food court, while waiting forΒ Jany
  • Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami — while in line for the 18th French Film Festival
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Sweet 16: Spring into Style by Laurel Stowe Brady — in a coffee shop
  • Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen — by the window (using only natural light!)
  • Goosebumps: Werewolf Skin by R.L. Stine — in class, in grade 6 (ha!)
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd — at the hospital (well, parts of it)

The rest of the books I’ve read, I was in bed.

While I obviously do not have the talent for matchmaking (except for Garden Spells — reading with sunlight passing through the window made the story more magical!), I’d still love to try reading in places other than my bedroom, and here, you’ll see I’ve made a list!

  1. On a porch or deck overlooking lake
  2. On a porch or deck overlooking trees
  3. On a porch or deck overlooking mountains
  4. On a porch or deck overlooking all of the above or something else
  5. At the beach
  6. While in line for a book-signing event
  7. In a garden
  8. At the library
  9. In a hammock
  10. On the floor (ha-ha)

I’ll try to read in all the places on this list. The keyword isΒ “try.” First four items sound expensive.

Have any favorite reading places?

What about under a tree?

How about under a tree?


  1. Ay, na-try ko na sa bus, Dorian Gray; after one chapter, hilong hilo na ko. Hahaha! Sana nga pwede ako sa bus e, sa dami ba naman ng oras na nandun ako araw araw. Haha! Gusto ko rin sa park! Tara! Oo, rooftop din kaso maghahanap pa ko ng bundok at puno at tubig. Hahaha. Di ko pa na-try sa library. 😦 Kailangan ko na masubukan! Sayang sa coffee shop, ma-ttry mo na sana kanina. Sabihin mo sakin kumusta don. πŸ˜€

  2. Haha! Oo nga mahihiluhin ka kasi. Pag uminom ka ba ng bonamine okay na yun? Tara sa park! Saang park? Ay, may rooftop sa Leyte nun, kitang-kita ang mountains at tubig. Maganda… pero hindi ako nakapagbasa ng book! Hahaha. Sa library ok pero nakatulog din ako. Ang kumportable kasi. πŸ˜› Oo nga, sayang… sana pag may next time matuloy na ko sa coffee shop.

  3. Nagwowork naman pero ayoko naman mag-bonamine para lang makapagbasa sa bus. Haha. Ikaw na nakapuntang Leyte! Hehe. Bon voyage pala! And pagbalik mo, lakwatsa na ulit tayo. Haha.

  4. Ha-ha! I also read The Hunger Games Trilogy at work :p
    I like Velasquez park too or under one of the big trees at Ayala Triangle. Gusto ko rin sana sa bus or jeep o train kaso nahihilo ako kagad 😐

  5. Keki!! Ang perfect talaga natin! We both read The Hunger Games at work and mahihiluhin tayo! πŸ˜› San yung Velasquez park? Mmm, okay din sa Ayala Triangle. Although pag nagpupunta kasi ako doon, ang gusto ko agad gawin, kumain. Haha.

  6. Ahahaha! Of course! Only a Perfect would know πŸ˜‰ yung Velasquez park yung sa may Salcedo (some people call it salcedo park too) I like it kasi mas konti tao. And true, pagdating ko sa triangle ang sarap lagi kumain :p

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